Craig Cooper

Craig Cooper

Bloomington, United States

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I was born in northern Iowa, and was transplanted to Minneapolis the night Nixon was re-elected. I have lived in the twin cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) ever since. I’m a technology professional by day, and a couch potato by night. I love gardening when it is warm in Minnesota. I also like the outdoors.

I was first exposed to black and white photography as an activity in elementary school. We had a teacher in the media center that took us all out to the park with our 126 cameras, and then showed us how to develop film. We each picked one picture from our roll to develop. I played around with 35 mm in high school, but it was too expensive for me to continue through college. I just started fooling around with photography again in 2005 when Santa (my lovely wife) bought me a Canon EOS 20D.

Please look through my work, and comment away. I can’t improve unless I hear from you.

Coop

  • Joined: August 2007

Journal

Been a while

This fall, I took a break from my phototgraphy. My day job got in the way. Over that time, I did re-do my photography website (craigcooperphoto.com), and added some of the RB promo in the margins. We will see if that goes anywhere. / I also started to go through some of my photos over the holiday. I need to get organized for 08. / Happy new year all. / Coop
Posted about 7 years – 2 comments

10-27 – My quest continued . . .

This week I donated three sets of greeting cards for the employee giving campaign at my day job. The results were fabulous, and they averaged $20 for each set. Again, thank you redbubble for the great product quality. I have also started handing out cards to people that saw my work posted in the giving campaign. The donations worked as far as marketing. Now I need to figure out how to sustai…
Posted over 7 years – 3 comments

I have started my quest

So I have started my quest. I have not started the “Formal plan” yet, but I did order some cards and a couple of laminated photos from RB. I must say, the quality is very impressive! Nice job RB. / I will be visiting a local art fair this weekend, and will maybe pick up some tips. I’m also going to give away a couple of my pictures in our employee giving campaign. I figure I can maybe gain s…
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My quest

Today I’m a project manager for a large financially services firm, the largest fraternal benefit society in the US (maybe the world). I love my work, and believe in the organization I work for. The issue is that I have always wanted to own my own business, be my own boss etc . . That will never happen if I keep getting up at 5:30 every morning, and go to work instead of pursuing my dream. I k…
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